The internet allows us to store our data safely, and to insure against loss of any kind. Nowadays it would be foolhardy, especially for businesses, to ignore the various new backup solutions available, as loss of critical and valuable data belonging to a business would be catastrophic.
Even without natural disasters, technology can never be wholly depended-upon.Your computer may become infected by a virus and delete all the data, or it could crash. In such a situation, you will bitterly regret your ill-considered decision to ignore these dangers.
Using online backup solutions offers several benefits, including:
a) Safety: Some people will reason that it is still possible to backup your data on an external hard disk, or any other external memory device. However, these devices are still susceptible to theft, breakages and damage. Internet backup provides a safe guarantee that your data is secure, and that no loss will occur.
b) Ease of use: It is remarkably easy to configure your computer to backup data online. All you need to do is look for a service provider, install the required software, then configure your computer to automatically backup data at a certain time of the day. You do not have to manually backup the data yourself, as is the case with external memory devices.
c) ‘Unlimited’ memory: In the strictest sense it is not unlimited, but it is more than adequate to cover all your storage needs. Even a one terabyte hard disk will run out of memory at some time. Using internet backup, there is more memory available, depending on your needs, and if you run out you can simply upgrade your backup plan to obtain more memory.
d) Cost-effective: For manual backing-up to external memory devices such as hard disks and compact disks, you will have to buy them in large quantities in order to backup all your data. You also have to employ people to manually carry out the task every day. With internet backup plans you simply get the required software, choose a service provider to whom you will pay a small amount monthly, and then set your computer to automatically backup the data.
e) Time-efficient: When your computer is automatically backing up your data, the process can take place at any time of day or night. In the case of manual backups, this has to be done during working hours when more productive and important jobs could have been completed.
As you can see, this type of service provider offers many important advantages over traditional methods of storing and backing up data.
[author ]Written by online author David Hamer, this is one of many articles published on this topic.[/author]